Idalia is expected to hit as a Category 3 hurricane. When will Florida airports close?

Several Florida airports have shut down as Idalia — expected to make landfall as a Category 3 hurricane — gets closer to the Sunshine State.

The storm will likely cause delays at airports both inside and outside of the state, including Miami, Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood, Atlanta, Charlotte and Denver, according to the Federal Aviation Administration.

“Sometime tomorrow afternoon we are going to start to see the winds pick up and some rain showers and possibly thunderstorms moving to airports like Naples, Fort Myers, and very late in the day, perhaps Tampa,” National Weather Service - National Aviation Meteorologist Joe Carr said on Monday. “During the overnight hours tomorrow night, we anticipate that maybe Orlando and Gainesville will begin to be impacted.”

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Here is the most recent information as of Tuesday afternoon:

Tampa airport remains closed

Tampa International Airport closed at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday, and it will remain closed until it can assess any damage later in the week.

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“The closure will allow the airport and its partners to prepare the airfield and terminals, including the securing of jet bridges, ground equipment and any remaining aircraft before Idalia’s expected landfall early Wednesday as a potential major hurricane,” the airport said Monday. “Some cargo and private aircraft operations could continue overnight, but all air traffic will cease by 7 a.m. Tuesday morning.”

The airport, including the main terminal, is “closed to all visitors and is not equipped to function as a shelter,” officials said.

Shutdown at St. Pete airport

St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport closed at 3 p.m. Tuesday and plans to reopen at 3 p.m. Wednesday.

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Sarasota-Bradenton airport to shutdown

Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport closed 7 p.m. Tuesday and that will reopen 8 a.m. Wednesday.

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Delays, cancellations likely at Orlando airport

Orlando International Airport said Monday that flight delays and cancellations are likely to occur with heavy rainfall and gusty winds in the area.

“Please check directly with your airline for any updates in regards to your flight,” the airport said.

On Tuesday, it said: “We do not foresee any significant impact to our operations at this time. If conditions warrant, a temporary cessation of commercial operations may occur.”

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Tallahassee airport to close

Tallahassee International Airport will shutdown Tuesday at 11 p.m.

“Customers are encouraged to verify the status of their commercial flight with their airline prior to heading to the airport,” officials said.

Check flight status at Gainesville airport

Gainesville Regional Airport reminded passengers to check their flight status with their airline prior to coming to the airport.

Naples Airport begins preparations

The Naples Airport began preparations for Idalia on Monday.

On Tuesday, the Naples Airport Authority’s administrative office remained closed, and limited fixed base operator and air traffic control services were expected.

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“Tenants and customers are encouraged to review the storm preparedness plans,” the airport said on Monday.

Possible delays at Fort Myers-area airport

Southwest International Airport in the Fort Myers area hadn’t announced it had plans to close as of Tuesday afternoon.

“There may be delays or changes to your flights today, Aug. 29, due to changing weather conditions,” officials said.

The staff of the Bradenton Herald contributed to this report.